Depression is a problem I think every person faces, at times. Jesus, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief was depressed, even bemoaning that He had no place to lay his head.
But there are different levels of depression that people experience. It doesn't matter if you are a pastor or layman, depression is an issue.
Some of it can be DNA and/or body chemistry. Other factors include frustrated expectations, anger, trauma, brain damage, or horrid situations. Depression is a symptom with many potential causes. Some people are sensitive to weather and lights, others have struggled their entire lives.
One man in our church used to boast that he was never depressed and couldn't understand how others could be, with God being good.
He then had a stroke that partly paralyzed him and said to me, "OK I am now depressed."
So the assumption is depression is a battle. How big a one?
Please pick the closest choice. There are many more options I suppose I could have offered, but it depresses me to think about them!
Comment if you feel free to do so. Others may wish to remain annoymous but simplly register their vote. Thanks!